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Poster: adks12020 Date: Feb 18, 2011 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitar Tone?

Jg's tone and his style changed after 71...and after 72....and after 75...and after 77...haha..basically he changed a lot..then add in the different guitars and equipment and what you have is an always evolving artist. He was always building on his influences and that is bound to change the way a musician sounds, for better or worse is a matter of opinion. Searching for the sound?

I love that the Jerry and the Dead were like that. It made them sound like a different band from one era to the next (well Dead era to the next, you all know what I mean), even when they played the same songs they changed them up in tempo, style, key, etc....That one of the aspects of the Dead that made them so great.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 18, 2011 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitar Tone?

Ha--yup, that's probably a better way to look at it...the guitar playing friends in our DEAD cover band always said that they preferred the changes in 72 and 73, and that his change was a sign of improvement, evolution, etc., along the lines you indicate. I am more of the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" line of thinking, but that would be a pretty limiting approach for any artist to take, whatever the "artform" (music, painting, creative writing, blah, blah, blah), I realize. So, I know it's "my" problem.